What if my baby is not in a position for an Anomaly scan, this is another most often raised question by mothers-to-be. The answer is clear—your fetal medicine specialist or the sonographer will not be able to click the high quality pictures of your little one inside. Let us discuss more in the blog.

What happens during the anomaly scan procedure?

The baby will be shown in black and white on the ultrasound screen. Sonographers must keep the screen in a position that allows them to see the baby clearly during the examination, either directly in front of them or at an angle.

If you haven’t already had a pregnancy scan, the sonographer will confirm that you only have one baby and will tell you when your due date is.

Before performing a thorough examination, the sonographer will point out your baby’s heartbeat and various parts of their body, such as their face and hands. Because the sonographer will see your baby’s organs as a cross-section, you may have difficulty distinguishing them.

On the scan, your baby’s bones will be white, while their flesh and internal organs will be grey and speckled. Your baby will be surrounded by black amniotic fluid.

Some practitioners will turn the screen away when you’ve seen your baby for the rest of the scan, only to return at the end to show you views. In some hospitals, a second monitor at the foot of the couch allows you to see the entire scan.

What will happen if my baby is not in a position for an Anomaly scan?

Usually, if your baby is not in the right position on the day of the scan, your sonographer will ask you to repeat the scan. Do not be too concerned about it.

About 15% of scans are repeated due to unfavorable baby position during the day of scanning. The sonographer has typically not seen everything they need to see, which is the most frequent explanation.

Hacks for anomaly pregnancy scan

best tips for crystal clear anomaly scan
Preparing for your scan is the best way to increase the chances of getting good ultrasound images. Many women have strange rituals they perform before a scan, but different things work for different people.

We’ve heard that putting a bag of peas on your stomach can help you get clearer images, but we’ve also heard that eating a lot of sweets while pregnant will result in a girl. With so much strange information circulating, we decided to compile a list of tips and tricks for improving your chances of getting a high-quality scan.

Our private baby scans at Jammi Scans are a wonderful experience for expecting parents, and we want to make the most of it. Following these guidelines should improve your chances of capturing crystal-clear images.

There are numerous factors that can impact scan image quality, including:

  • Dehydration causes cloudiness in the amniotic fluid.
  • A higher BMI, or Body Mass Index, may cause ultrasound signals to be weakened.
  • If your baby is facing inwards, note their position.
  • If your baby is hesitant to move into a better position, monitor their activity level.

Your baby may not be in the attitude to put on a good show, no matter how gently we encourage them. But do not worry, our fetal medicine experts will retry the scan to grab a better view of your baby.

One of the primary benefits of having a baby scan at our private ultrasound clinic is that we have more time to try to capture the best images possible.

We want your experience to be as memorable as possible, and we know that obtaining super clear images of your baby will be the most important factor.

Here are some of our best tips for achieving crystal-clear images:


When it’s time for your scan, all you have to do is relax and enjoy. The extra effort will be worthwhile when you see your baby in high definition on our large screens.

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We hope to see you and your baby at Jammi Scans soon.

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